Nyika National Park, nestled in the northern reaches of Malawi, is a captivating expanse of rolling grasslands and undulating landscapes.
Nyika National Park, nestled in the northern reaches of Malawi, is a captivating expanse of rolling grasslands and undulating landscapes. Renowned as Malawi’s largest park, its name aptly translates to “where the water comes from,” a testament to the myriad streams and rivers that meander through this stunning terrain. The park’s high-altitude moorlands allow a unique array of biodiversity, from rare orchids to elusive leopards and herds of roan antelope, offering an exceptional safari experience.
Of course, the avifauna of Nyika is prolific, with over 400 species recorded. We will take our time in this wonderful park, taking in as many sighting as possible. The endangered and Wattled Crane will be a highlight, along with other targets such as the Bar-tailed Trogon, Moustached Tinkerbird, Montane Marsh Widowbird Mountain, Waller’s Starling, Slender-billed Starling, Fülleborn’s Boubou, Schalow’s Turaco, White-chested Alethe, Moustached Tinkerbird, Montane Marsh Widowbird, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Olive-flanked Robin-chat, Pallid Harrierm Red-winged Francolin, Sharpe’s Akalat, Denham’s Bustard, Great Snipe, Greater Double-collared Sunbird and the gorgeous Blue swallow.
Expected bird count
Easy – birding via vehicle and on-foot bush walks with rangers.
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